Crown Point

Because the Crown Point region of Trinidad is a hub for tourism (the airport is located here), it is fair to assume that the Crown Point Beach is a popular one. While this beach doesn't have the huge crowds that some other popular beaches in the Caribbean do, you can always expect to see a few other vacationers staking their claim in the sand.

Located in Crown Point, this beach is on the South West edge of Tobago. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Trinidad and Tobago's beaches, but Crown Point offers those same relaxation qualities without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
A crudely paved road snakes through a heavily forested area, taking you directly to the beach where you can park amidst the trees before you hit sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Crown Point Beach zigzags along Trinidad's southwester coast, featuring soft white sand speckled here and there with rocks and shells, and swaying palm trees. The waves tend to roll ashore rather than crash, giving it a calm feel. The waters are aquamarine and can be rocky at times, so tread lightly in places where you can't see to the bottom.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Crown Point will be located in a commonly visited area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Crown Point on the South West coast of Tobago; this area boasts other attractions such as Royalton Casino, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Historical attractions like Fort Bennett offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Crown Point, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago's past, without having to go too far from the beach.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Crown Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royalton Casino Casino 0.7 mi. NW Tobago
D’Art Yard Art Gallery 0.7 mi. NNW Tobago
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade 0.8 mi. NNE Tobago
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. W Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 1.5 mi. ENE Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 3.6 mi. NE Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 3.7 mi. E Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 3.9 mi. E Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 5.2 mi. NE Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 7.5 mi. E Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 7.5 mi. E Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 7.5 mi. E Tobago

Cities and Towns

Crown Point is in the Scarborough area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town is Scarborough, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Scarborough is a little ways off, maybe seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not typically much of a challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are hoping to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the closest accommodation options to Crown Point.

Accommodations near Crown Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Toucan Inn 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Kariwak Village Hotel 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
Humming Bird Hotel 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
Coco Reef Resort and Spa 0.7 mi. NW Resort
Crown Point Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
Hotel Tropikist Beach 0.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Sandy Point Village 0.8 mi. WNW Hotel
CHIC Hotel 0.9 mi. NNE Hotel
Conrado Beach Resort 1.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Canoe Bay Beach Resort 2.4 mi. E Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Kariwak Village (Restaurant). This restaurant serves both Caribbean and vegetarian dishes on the menu. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Crown Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kariwak Village (Restaurant) (868) 639-8442 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Cafe Coco (868) 639-0996 -- -- -- --
Cafe Iguana (868) 631-8205 -- -- -- --
Chef's BBQ (868) 631-3000 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Ice Cream Plus (868) 639-0045 -- -- -- --
John Grant's Golden Star Restaurant (868) 639-0873 -- -- -- --
Miss Esmie's (868) 639-9516 Cajun, Caribbean, Creole Informal -- --
Pelican Reef Bar & Grill (868) 631-8080 -- -- -- --
Royal Castle Crown Point (868) 639-5000 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
La Cantina Authentic Italian Pizzeria (868) 639-8242 Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. NNW
Jade Monkey Casino Bar & Grill (868) 631-0044 American Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNE
Pasta Gallery (868) 727-8200 Italian Informal 0.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Tobago, so Crown Point is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is Store Bay, situated just a little ways away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Pigeon Point may be just what you're looking for. It's found a mile and a half to the north.

Another option worth considering is Sandy Point Beach, located within a short distance.

Maybe Crown Point is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Trinidad and Tobago you might like.

 

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